Announcements

2016 Venice Obon Festival

2016 Venice Obon Festival

The VHBT Obon Festival will take place over the weekend of July 16-17, from 3PM-9PM. Come sample our Adult Buddhist Association’s renowned Teriyaki Chicken plate. Or our Buddhist Women’s Association crispy, handmade wontons. Our Dharma school will be selling hot dogs & chili rice. Our Jr. YBA will be frying up dangos in plain, sugar, …read more

2016 Obon T-Shirts

2016 Obon T-Shirts

The Venice Jr. YBA is now taking orders for this season’s Southern District Obon T-shirts. Shirts are $20 each. Please drop orders off in the Jr. YBA mailbox in the lobby of the temple. If your order is received by June 1, your t-shirts will come in to the Venice Jr. YBA before the VJCC …read more

ABA Aloha Breakfast

ABA Aloha Breakfast

The VHBT ABA held their annual Aloha Breakfast, featuring their famous cha shu fried rice, sausage, eggs, grilled pineapple, Hawaiian sweet roll, and orange wedges. Afterwards, morning service was officiated by our Ministerial Assistants. …read more

Hanamatsuri & Hatsumairi Services

Hanamatsuri & Hatsumairi Services

We held our combined Hanamatsuri (Buddha’s birthday) and Hatsumairi (infant presentation ceremony). We are happy to introduce three new babies to the Amida Buddha. …read more

Sangha Teens Basketball Tournament

Sangha Teens Basketball Tournament

The VHBT Sangha Teens hosted their annual Southern District Basketball Tournament. 53 teens from temples stretching from Oxnard down to San Diego participated. …read more

VJAMM Fundraiser

VJAMM Fundraiser

From Phyllis Hayashibara of the Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument committee: Thank you for your support of the Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument! (The VJAMM Committee recently changed the name of the Memorial in recognition of the monumental size of the 9 foot 6 inch tall obelisk with a 3 foot by 3 foot base.) …read more

Marie Callender’s Fundraiser

Marie Callender's Fundraiser

On Monday, April 18, 2016, there will be a fundraiser at three different Marie Callender’s locations from 7:00AM to 9:00PM. Marie Callender’s will donate 20% of all proceeds to the temple’s Senior Outreach Program. Dine in or carry-out. …read more

Jr. YBA Rummage Sale

Jr. YBA Rummage Sale

The VHBT Jr. YBA will be having their annual rummage sale on Saturday, April 30, from 7:30AM-12 noon. …read more

ABA Aloha Breakfast

ABA Aloha Breakfast

The VHBT ABA will be having their annual Aloha Breakfast on Sunday, April 17, from 7AM-10AM. Signature Chashu fried rice, eggs, sausage, orange / pineapple, with King’s Hawaiian Sweet bread. …read more

Wine-A-Palooza 2

Wine-A-Palooza 2

If you attended last year’s event, you know what a fun and educational experience it was. This year the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and the West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple will be hosting Wine-A-Palooza 2 on Saturday, May 21, from 7PM-9PM, at the West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple. The evening includes: Wine Education Presentation Sampling …read more